JMC Students Named Finalists for Rhodes Scholarship
Two JMC students were named finalists for the Rhodes Scholarship - Alexis Sargent, an Honors College senior majoring in social relations and policy in James Madison College and Sumaya Malas, an Honors College senior majoring in comparative cultures and politics and international relations in James Madison College along with Arabic in the College of Arts and Letters.
Sargent is a student researcher for the MSU Gender-Based Violence Research Consortium and the Writing Center. She has held internships in Washington, D.C., with the U.S. Department of Justice and U.S. House of Representatives and New York City with the United Nations Population Fund. She is also the founder and president of the MSU Undergraduate Social Policy and Affairs Association.
Malas has conducted research in Jordan about Syrian refugees and the healthcare system as part of a research assistantship with James Madison College. She is the founder and president of the United Madison Multicultural Association and serves as the Muslim studies caucus chair and international relations caucus senator in the James Madison College Student Senate.